Diana an early favourite in Royal Baby Name Betting Frenzy15th October 2018 / lee
Even though the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be announcing a pregnancy sooner or later, the news broke from Kensington Palace and that has sparked the Next Royal Baby betting markets into action.
Next Royal Baby Name Odds*
Victoria – 8/1
Albert – 10/1
Arthur – 10/1
Phillip – 10/1
Alice – 12/1
Alfred – 16/1
Charles – 16/1
Diana – 16/1
Elizabeth – 16/1
James – 16/1
Mary – 16/1
Alexander – 20/1
Alexandria – 20/1
William – 20/1
Gender of Royal Baby
Boy – 10/11
Girl – 10/11
* (betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on October 15th, 2018 at 4:06 pm)
The couple are expecting their first child, due to be born next year and it will be in line to the throne. Ladbrokes placed the name Victoria as the early favourite at 8/1 odds if it was a girl, leaning on the lineage of the child* (betting odds taken on October 15th, 2018 at 4:06 pm).
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Given this child will be in line to the throne, it’s probably a safe assumption that the couple will opt for a regal name that has been used in the royal family over the generations.”
She added: “However, with Meghan’s USA roots it would be remiss of bookmakers to rule out an American moniker featuring somewhere.”
The couple have not announced a date yet, but the markets have been whipped up into a frenzy already at the breaking news. Coral have priced up James as the favourite name for a boy at 7/1 odds, agreeing with Victoria at eights if it is a girl* (betting odds taken on October 15th, 2018 at 4:06 pm).
Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead told Express that while Meghan and Harry’s royal baby news was expected to come sooner rather than later “it still is creating a frenzy this morning.
“We took a lot of bets on the year that the couple would have a baby, and betting on the name of any Royal baby is always one of the biggest novelty betting events of the year.”
During Duke of Cambridge’s pregnancies, James and Victoria were front-runners. But Betfair have gone the other way early on, leaving James and Victoria at big 18/1 and 20/1 options early on* (betting odds taken on October 15th, 2018 at 4:06 pm).
Betfred had Diana as their early front-runner as short as 7/1, with Alice at 10/1. More traditional names likes Elizabeth and Edward are there at 14/1 and 16/1 odds early on with the bookmaker* (betting odds taken on October 15th, 2018 at 4:06 pm).
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!